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Mike Opperman - I Hate Alzheimer's

Dad is a Pioneer

Posted by Mike Opperman on October 24, 2012  |  This post currently has no comments.

Last week was a very special week for my family. My Dad was honored by the National Dairy Shrine as a dairy industry Pioneer.  The National Dairy Shrine is a sort of hall of fame for the dairy industry. The organization honors … Continue reading


Gary Joseph LeBlanc - Common Sense Caregiving

Initiating that End of Life Conversation

Posted by Gary Joseph LeBlanc on March 25, 2014  |  This post currently has no comments.

It is impossible to overstate the importance of having that sit-down, dreaded conversation about end of life choices. This is usually something we all want to put off, but when it comes to dealing with a loved one with dementia, … Continue reading


Norm McNamara - Dementia and Me

Communication? It could be better

Posted by Norm McNamara on April 14, 2014  |  This post currently has no comments.

You Only Had To Ask! I didn’t know you didn’t take sugar, How long have you drank tea?, What do you mean these aren’t your trousers You all look the same to me You only had to ask my friend, … Continue reading


Tom and Karen Brenner - Brenner Pathways

A Gift for All Seasons

Posted by Tom and Karen Brenner on December 18, 2013  |  This post currently has no comments.

In this time of giving, we are reminded of all of the wonderful gifts that people living with dementia have given to us. Once we took the time to get to know these elders, we found that they had wonderful … Continue reading


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Cathie Borrie

The Long Hello-The Other Side of Alzheimer’s

Posted on February 11, 2011  |  This post currently has one comment.

-an excerpt For information on Cathie’s books see: For lunch I make fruit salad and cottage cheese and one piece of whole-wheat toast. I  stand at my mother’s kitchen window cutting up fruit and look out at the day. … Continue reading


Fisher Center Experts

Alzheimer’s and the Holidays

Posted on December 23, 2010  |  This post currently has no comments.

The activity and festivities of the holiday season pose special challenges for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. The hurried pace can be trying at times for just about anyone, but for someone coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the change in routine … Continue reading

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Jaci Sauer

Alzheimer’s crafts

Posted on October 21, 2010  |  This post currently has 3 comments.

My Mom is in a nursing home. Physically she is fine but her short term memory is poor. A visit with my Mom consisted of answering: How have you been? 5 times. What have you been doing? 8 times. Where … Continue reading

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Cathie Borrie

Saying “Hello” to a Changing Mind

Posted on August 26, 2010  |  This post currently has 16 comments.

The Long Hello – The Other Side of Alzheimer’s (excerpt): Every day I sit with my mother and watch the sea.  There’s a row of birds perched on an errant log—cormorant, cormorant, seagull, heron. Crow. Cathie, sometimes I drift off … Continue reading


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